Greater Alton Community Development Corporation

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Contact: Monica Semnacher
Address: 324 Ridge St., Alton, IL 62002

Originally founded as a community development arm for the City of Alton, Greater Alton Community Development Corporation (GACDC) has evolved to its current mission statement: to foster the revitalization of the Hunterstown neighborhood and Greater Alton area as healthy, diverse, and sustainable communities with quality housing and businesses. GACDC has partnered in the development of low-income housing; recently built two homes in the Hunterstown neighborhood with federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds; secured a Rise Collaborative Grant grant in partnership with Rebuilding Together SouthWest Illinois to provide home weatherization and safety projects to Hunterstown residents; and is currently developing a park and garden for the neighborhood in partnership with OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center and other community organizations.

Everything GACDC does begins with the organization’s values:

  • Establishing respect and integrity in all of their relationships and collaborations.
  • Expanding opportunities through education and resource development for residents and community stakeholders.
  • Fostering a diverse mixed-income community that is strong and sustainable.
  • Advocating on behalf of the residents and areas that GACDC serves by understanding their needs and encompassing their ideas.